Fishery Management

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Louisiana Men Cited for Commercial Shark Fishing Violations

Louisiana Men Cited for Commercial Shark Fishing Violations

Press Release Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Release Date: 03/23/2015 ——————————– Three Men Cited for Shark Fishing Violations Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged commercial shark fishing violations off the coast of Grand Isle on March 21. Agents cited Daie Minh Le, 42, of...

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification NOTICE OF CERTIFICATE SUSPENSION Sustainable Fisheries Association Inc. US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery ————— SAI Global wishes to notify stakeholders that the above fishery certificate will enter into Suspension according to MSC CR v1.3 clause 7.4.3.2 on the 19th February 2015. Suspension has been enacted in order for the...

Texas Game Wardens Seize Mexican Shark-fishing Boat in Gulf

Texas Game Wardens Seize Mexican Shark-fishing Boat in Gulf

News Release Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ( TPWD ) 10. February 2015 —————————- State Game Warden Seize Shark Boat in Gulf AUSTIN – Texas game wardens have seized a Mexican shark-fishing boat in state waters near the Texas-Mexico border. Wardens were patrolling the Gulf of Mexico earlier today for illegal fishing activity when...

AUS: Victoria to maintain fishing for thresher sharks despite CMS listing

AUS: Victoria to maintain fishing for thresher sharks despite CMS listing

Press Release VRFish – Victorian Recreational Fishing Peak Body 21. January 2015 ——————- VRFish welcomes moves to maintain thresher shark fishing in Victoria VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s recreational fishers, today welcomed moves by the Australian Government to maintain recreational fishing for thresher sharks in Commonwealth waters adjacent to Victoria. The recent listing...

Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

Press Release Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) 04. February 2015 ———————– New sanctuary in Antongil Bay to protect 19 shark species New law grants local communities exclusive use and management rights to fishing areas New York (February 3, 2015) – The Government of Madagascar has created the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks...

WA classifies black and smooth stingrays as protected fish in the South West

WA classifies black and smooth stingrays as protected fish in the South West

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 28. January 2015 ————————- Two stingray species now protected in the South West New regulations have now come into force to classify two stingray species – black and smooth stingrays – as protected fish, in both the West Coast and South Coast Bioregions of WA. These regions...

NOAA proposes to list Harrisson’s dogfish under Endangered Species Act

NOAA proposes to list Harrisson’s dogfish under Endangered Species Act

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648–XD370 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding for the Eastern Taiwan Strait Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Dusky Sea Snake, Banggai Cardinalfish, Harrisson’s Dogfish, and Three Corals Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries...

Northwest Atlantic dusky sharks not warranted for listing under Endangered Species Act

Northwest Atlantic dusky sharks not warranted for listing under Endangered Species Act

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC515 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petitions To List the Northwest Atlantic Population of the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and...

NOAA: Five Sawfish Species Protected Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: Five Sawfish Species Protected Under the Endangered Species Act

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 224 RIN 0648-XZ50 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Endangered Listing of Five Species of Sawfish Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY : National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION : Final rule....

AFMA not flakey about shark handling

AFMA not flakey about shark handling

Media Release Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) 04. December 2014 ————————- Recognising the important role that sharks, rays and related species play in Australia’s ecosystems, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) together with Monash University and the shark fishing industry have developed a guide to increase the survival rate of sharks and rays accidentally...

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